Question

Ghost and Nginx doesn't work properly with each other

I tried to add certificates to my subdomain cms.trkohler.com and attach it to Ghost CMS. I followed this guide with some workarounds on the go: https://robertnealan.com/setting-up-ssl-for-ghost-on-digitalocean-with-lets-encrypt/

I setted up successfully certs for my subdomain. However, I lost all my ghost urls attached.

If you visit: https://cms.trkohler.com/ you’ll see the empty page with DO prompt to set up the site. I’ve already did this before, of course. Visiting /ghost/ doesn’t help.

ghost ls shows me ghost instance is running in production. ghost config url is setted to https://cms.trkohler.com

nginx -t under the root showing everything is ok

what must went wrong?


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Bobby Iliev
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August 3, 2021
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

I believe that with Ghost there is a built-in implementation of Let’s Encrypt, so adding an Nginx instance in front of your Ghost service is not necessary.

You could set up the SSL with:

sudo -i -u ghost-mgr

ghost setup ssl

For more information on all ghost commands I could suggest taking a look at the official documentation here:

https://ghost.org/docs/ghost-cli/

Regards, Bobby